Sunderland marchers join in massive London protests

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PROTESTERS from Wearside were among the estimated 450,000 who took part in the anti-cuts demo in London.

Firefighters, pensioners, teachers, disabled people and students were among those who converged on the Embankment on Saturday in the TUC-organised March for the Alternative, calling for a halt to Government spending cuts.

Travelling down from Sunderland was union rep Chris Nicholas, from Town End Farm, who joined about 700 members of the Communication Workers Union, which represents postal workers.

The 33-year-old said: “It was a phenomenal turnout, from trade unions, the young, the old and families, which shows the depth of feeling across the public spectrum against the cuts that the Tory-led Government are implementing.”